|FAQ ID # 7831|
|Last Update : 2011/03/30
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|What do you think of Rob Bell's new book, "Love Wins?"|
|Answer / Solution|
|We would disagree with the teachings of this book because it differs from what the Bible teaches about the Gospel and Hell.
Here's a summary quote from Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., who serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary :
"Yes, we have read this book before. With Love Wins, Rob Bell moves solidly within the world of Protestant Liberalism. His message is a liberalism arriving late on the scene. Tragically, his message will confuse many believers as well as countless unbelievers.
We dare not retreat from all that the Bible says about hell. We must never confuse the Gospel, nor offer suggestions that there may be any way of salvation outside of conscious faith in Jesus Christ. We must never believe that we can do a public relations job on the Gospel or on the character of God. We must never be unclear and subversively suggestive about what the Bible teaches.
In the opening pages of Love Wins, Rob Bell assures his readers that “nothing in this book hasn’t been taught, suggested, or celebrated by many before me.” That is true enough. But the tragedy is that those who did teach, suggest, or celebrate such things were those with whom no friend of the Gospel should want company. In this new book, Rob Bell takes his stand with those who have tried to rescue Christianity from itself. This is a massive tragedy by any measure.
The problem begins even with the book’s title. The message of the Gospel is not merely that love wins — it is that Jesus saves."
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